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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
I think Anders Morath and Sven-Olov Flodqvist created Carrot Club. In Swedish it is pretty annoying, because the first version of the system is called "Morotsklövern", which translates to "The Carrot Club" in English. Morotsklövern is a strong club system. The next iteration of the system was named "Carrot Club ...
The Slam Killer
I quite like the treatment of a major suit transfer being game forcing after a 2NT opening. This works better if you play a strong 2NT opening, like 22-24. The idea is that opener only accepts the transfer with a fit, and now you can cue bid or use some ...
Multi 2!D and Weak Twos
It is very popular in Sweden to play 2M openings as 10-13 with 6 card major, while the multi is a weak two. This helps your 1M openings too, and fits nicely with 1M-1X; 2 being "Gazzilli" with 14-16 6M or any strong hand.
How would you bid this using your favourite system
Polish Club variant: Pass-1; 1-2; (opener's 2 shows 3+ spades and is GF) 2-3 (responder is balanced with 4 or 4-1-4-4, 3 sets trumps); 3NT-4; (3NT non-serious, 4 cue) 4-5; (4 cue, 5 voidwood) 5 ...
1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
There's a lot of variants of the 1M-2 continuations. A pretty easy one is Glen Ashton's 2Dlay: For a whole book of this style of waiting bids, you could have a look at
1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
Jyri: Well, Zirconia doesn't affect the 1 opening (I also play an unbalanced diamond with the 1NT rebid being Gazzilli). If you like 1NT as Gazzilli it is actually possible to include strong hands in 1-1; 1NT too (now showing either 2-5-3-3, 4+, or most ...
1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
I think a 2 "catch-all" rebid by opener solves a lot of problems. Another possibility is to play 1M-2 as a GF relay; showing clubs, balanced or support. The theory then is that opener usually describes his hand, and responder places the contract. If going for a non-relay ...
1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
Jyri: I think Adam Meyerson's Zirconia convention fixes this to some degree. The gist of it is that 1H-1S; 1NT shows 3+ diamonds, while 1H-1S; 2D shows 3 spades. Now 1H-1S; 1NT-2C is the "fourth suit forcing".
Which set of opening bids?
The K2 convention seems interesting Rosalind. Do you play the follow-ups in the original Dutch article, written here?:
The Right Side
We also lead 3rd/5th but low from small doubleton. However, we do not do this in partner's suit(s). We think count is more important than attitude in partner's suit, but maybe we're wrong.

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